Butterfly Sister's Mission is to offer women of all socio-economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds a safe environment to discuss their lives, events, challenges and ideas with other women. We also want to encourage true sisterhood, love and friendship through our Random Acts of Kindness to assist sisters through different parts of their journeys in their lives. Sharing, Supporting and Spreading our Wings.
Cristal Jordan - Founder/Director
Why did I start Butterfly Sisters?
For over 20 years, I have had a desire to start an organization benefitting women. I struggled with finding the direction that I felt was right, plus I just didn't have the mental capacity to take on that large of a project.
About 2 years ago, I began a divorce process, which took me to the lowest point mentally I have ever experienced. I was heartbroken, depressed, scared, angry, confused and totally broke. It took me about 6 months to get my brain to function in a somewhat normal way again. Luckily, I had a strong support system that helped me along the way. Honestly, I don't know where I'd be now without them. I know many women are not so fortunate.
Now, 2 years later, my mind is stronger, I'm rebuilding my business, and slowly plowing through the debt that I incurred. I have found love again and for the first time in my life, I'm in a healthy, functional relationship.
I am at a point now of trying to figure out why I allowed myself to let my life get where it was. Why did I make decisions that ended up hurting my kids? Why did I think I could change someone in order to make myself happier? And why did I not value myself enough? These questions have taken me to where I am now. Working through the process, knowing that I need to share and get advice, but still not being comfortable enough to completely open up about all my demons and most of all, not wanting to feel judged. Hence ButterflySisters.org, a website that is a private, secure place that women can go to, to share and get advice on things that they are going through. Plus, the bonus of offering events, where we can come together publicly, let our hair down and build strong relationships as women.
Butterfly Sisters is about sharing, supporting and spreading our wings - together.
Email Cristal at email@example.com.
Allison Schneider - Assistant Director of Finances
Why I became a Butterfly Sister?
I’ve always been a very compassionate person. My first instinct when I see someone in need is to think “how can I help?” But not everyone feels secure enough in asking for help. My goal with joining this organization is to reach as many women as possible, and be a helping hand. I hope to see women flourish and spread their wings within our Butterfly Community.